Wawa – Why Work For Us?

​​​​Working at Wawa is More than Just a Job...​​​​

​​Looking for an opportunity that combines teamwork, community, and advancement, in a supportive environment that offers valuable benefits? If you said "yes", then you may be looking for Wawa! Find out what makes working at Wawa special and what it takes to be part of our team.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Our Core Purpose​​:

Fulfilling Lives, Every Day

Our Core Values

  • Value People
  • Delight Customers
  • Embrace Change
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Do Things Right
  • ​Passion for Winning

Wawa offers a large fresh food selection, including Wawa brands like Built-to-Order® Hoagies which come in four sizes: the Junior, Shorti, Classic, and Two-Footer. We are also proud to offer our award-winning Freshly Brewed Coffee (over 195 million cups sold each year), the Sizzli® hot breakfast sandwich, quality dairy products and Wawa brand juices and teas. All Wawa stores feature a wide selection of ready-to-go salads, and fresh fruits.

"Wawa" is a Native American word for the Canada Goose that was found in the Delaware Valley, that's why we use the goose on Wawa's corporate logo.​​

​​Working at Wawa is More than Just a Job...​​

Looking for an opportunity that combines teamwork, community, and advancement, in a supportive environment that offers valuable benefits? If you said "yes", then you may be looking for Wawa! Find out what makes working at Wawa special and what it takes to be part of our team.​​​​​​



Associates in eligible full and part-time positions will not only receive competitive salaries and health benefits, but will have the opportunity to be enrolled in Wawa’s employee stock ownership plan:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – Read more below
  • Wawa, Inc. 401(k) Plan
  • Medical Coverage (including Prescription benefits)
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Disability Coverage (both short and long term)
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (including dependent and spousal/domestic partner)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care)
  • Wellness Reimbursement for Weight Management programs & Fitness Center usage
  • Annual Wellness Screenings & Health Coaching
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Credit Union
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Critical Illness and Accident/Injury Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

At Wawa, we offer you the chance to take stock in your future – literally! With our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), associates can benefit from the positive impact they have on our growth. As of today, almost 10,000 Wawa associates participate in our ESOP and collectively have a 44% ownership stake in the company.​​


When asked what working at Wawa is like, many associates use words like "special" and say it's like a family. We agree! Our 22,000+ associates value our culture of teamwork and the family-like bond we have with customers. In fact, our unique culture of teamwork, support, and pride has made Wawa a family as much as a business organization.

Wawa associates company-wide have a personal connection with their customers and are proud to work for a Company that is known for the quality of their products and their people. We value our people and place a high priority on their health, well-being, and personal development. That means providing our team with quality benefits, training, opportunities for advancement, and support. Find out more about the benefits and advancement opportunities we offer.

We care about our communities and take pride in working as a team with community and charity organizations that seek to improve and enrich the neighborhoods we serve. Each year, Wawa, our associates, and our customers team up with local and national charities to raise more than $5 million in donations to benefit organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Red Cross, local food banks, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure. At the neighborhood level, our associates get involved in important local causes and events. We believe that part of giving back is being a good neighbor, and we live this in and out of our stores.​​​

​​​Career Development​​​

Wawa is a lifelong learning experience. Just ask the many people who started here as store associates in their teens and are now working in important leadership roles 20 years later. It happens a lot! 

A career at Wawa is the pursuit of possibility. You'll learn about our history, culture and values, and follow your very own customized training & development plan.

As you move forward, Wawa University will guide you with comprehensive training courses and continuing educational programs. On-site, off-site. On the job, in the virtual or traditional classroom. The goal is always to meet your evolving training and education needs. From Brand Fundamentals to Leadership Development to Career Enhancement, you'll have the chance to strengthen your career potential and achieve your goals.

When you work at Wawa, your job is to advance your career. Learn how and you could be one of those associates who makes a career of moving up at Wawa.​​​

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    Current Employee - Costumer Service Associate in Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - Costumer Service Associate in Langhorne, PA
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    I have been working at Wawa full-time (More than 3 years)


    Paid time off , time and 1/2 on new years day/eve, christmas eve, july 4th, easter etc, double time on christmas day, Annual review as well as flexible hours (you are not limited to work the same shift) If you genuinely need too, you can transfer to a different store without much difficulty.


    Strongly depends on management. (General Managers are given the freedom to run the store the way they want. What one GM would cut your hours for another would not care about). Some managers make the scedule for the following week on saturday/sunday. If you are not working you may have to drive to work to find out what your scedule is. You are not garenteed any amount of hours a week and a GM can cut your hours from 40 to 4 with no

    Advice to Management

    Fix inconsistencies in management styles from store to store Make scedules on time. It is not fair to your associate to find out they are working monday at 6am on sunday night.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Wawa.


    It was sort of informal, I was interviewed by the assistant general manager. He asked basic interview questions and gave me a history of the company as well as a brief overview of the companies values. I was asked questions about my personal life that I know were to ascertain my character but really didn't need to be asked.

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Wawa Awards & Accolades

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Retailer Innovator of the Year , Convenience Store News, 2013
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2013
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2011
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2012
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.wawa.com
Headquarters Media, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1902
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Wawa is your all day, every day stop for fresh foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs. We are a chain of more than 680 convenience retail stores (over 425 offering gasoline) located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Central Florida. Each store offers customers numerous Wawa brands, such as the award-winning Wawa coffee ... More

Mission: Fulfilling Lives, Every Day.

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